Dial code red in an emergency
The Red Cross in Singapore and more than 12,000 professionally trained people who can give first aid now use the iPhone app “Rapid Rescue”. In case of an emergency, users can activate the app and an alarm is sent to first aid givers within a range of 2km. Directions on a map are also provided.
Why it matters
This is a fast and effective way to attempt to save lives using technologies that are readily available. Will the creation of such a semi-professional medical network become the norm for NGO’s and medical services brands?
A new project at the Hospital Evangélico de Londrina in Brazil is helping surgeons control vital on-screen imagery with gestures to save important time in the operating room. Surgeons can keep their gloves on while using the Microsoft Kinect technology and swipe to the information they need without having to physically touch anything and risk infecting a patient.
A 22-year-old South African developed a gel said to kill 99.9% of bacteria and can be applied directly on the skin as if it were a regular moisturizer. DryBath is the world’s first shower gel that doesn’t require water. For every sachet purchased by its corporate clients, DryBath will offer a free or subsidised sachet to its global charity partners.